Buy Online the 29th! And can't use untill activated!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eskimayo, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. eskimayo macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2007
    I just used the chat feature on the Apple store to talk with "Devon" about the iPhone release on the Online store... make of it what you will. i know the service activation is done in iTunes, just wanted to see if i could get any other info... too bad you can use it untill its activated...


    You are chatting with Devon, an Apple Expert
    Hi, my name is Devon. Welcome to Apple!

    You: hi

    You: i have a question about the iPhone and the online store

    Devon: How may I help you today?

    Devon: I'll be happy to answer your questions.

    You: will it be avalibel on the online store for order on the 29th?

    Devon: Yes.

    You: great

    You: and also will you order service at the same time or will it be done another way

    Devon: Service is only available through AT&T.

    You: ok great

    You: will i be able to use the iPhone before i activate it with At&t?

    You: like the ipod functions and such?

    Devon: You have to have service for the iPhone to work.

    You: ok thanks

    Devon: You're welcome.
  2. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    i love it when people post already press released news as new news just because they wasted time asking an apple/att rep...:rolleyes:
  3. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Well, in theory, if you're buying it from the Online Store, you're not going to get it for a few days. So, when you get the phone from the courier, you can activate it then.

    But yeah, if you buy it in a brick and mortar store, you'll have to wait until you can get to an internet connection to activate.

    That much has been said for a while.

    You might be implying that the iPod functionality won't work until you activate it, but once again, you won't have anything on the iPhone to play music-wise until you sync anyway, and you activate during your first sync...

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